One of the most intriguing questions about the 2019 Grand National is, how is the prize money divided up? There is the best part of a huge one million pounds up for grabs this year, making it one of the most valuable races in the world.
The top 10 horses will share out just under £1 million pounds, with the top 3 horses claiming the lion’s share. Here is the breakdown of the positions, and the cash they win.
2019 Grand National Prize Money Break Down
1st Place Horse – £561,300
2nd Place Horse – £211,100
3rd Place Horse – £105,500
4th Place Horse – £52,700
5th Place Horse – £26,500
6th Place Horse – £13,200
7th Place Horse – £6,800
8th Place Horse – £3,600
9th Place Horse – £2,000
10th Place Horse – £1,000
Bookmakers Offering 6 Each Way Places On Grand National
– Betfair (1/5 of the odds)
– Paddy Power (1/5 of the odds)
– Coral (1/5 of the odds)
– Ladbrokes (1/5 of the odds)
– Betvictor (1/5 of the odds)
– William Hill (1/5 of the odds)
– 888Sport (1/5 of the odds)
– Betway (1/5 of the odds)
– Betfred (1/5 of the odds)
Who Gets The Grand National Prize Money?
The owners of the race horses get the winnings. As the owners, they are the people who pay the trainers and the jockeys. Think of the jockeys and trainers as employees of the owners, as that is basically what they are. The owners pay the price when things go wrong, and they pick up the cheques, when things go right.
That said, it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that top trainers and jockeys are on big bonuses to win the Grand National. I can’t imagine that Gordon Elliott just gets a pat on the back, and a ‘well done son’ when he wins a huge race for an owner.
For the lessor known trainers in the field, winning the Grand National will make their name. Which in turn, will bring them more money as they can add the term ‘Grand National Winning Trainer’ to their CV.
When and where is the 2019 Grand National?
The 2019 grand national is on Saturday 6th April, and is the feature race of the Aintree Festival. The race is taking place at Liverpool’s world famous Aintree course. Tape up is at 5.15pm.
About the Grand National
There is a total of 40 horses allowed to participate in the Grand National. It is a handicap steeplechase, with up to a million pounds in prize money for the top 10 horses.
The Grand National race is over 4 miles long. There are 30 fences for the 40 horses to negotiate, and they are the most feared and testing jumps in National Hunt racing.
Grand National Extra Each Way Places
The standard each way terms for the Grand National is 1/4 of the odds for the first four horses past the post. Luckily, we can get better terms than that here at betfree247.com.
Every year there are plenty of bookmakers offering 5 each way places on the Grand National, we will have all the details here.
Closer to the day of the big race, it can be possible to get 6 each way places. Our bookmakers offering 6 each way places on the Grand National page will bring you all the details. This offer usually becomes available in the day or two before the race.